Starting today, ProPublica is using the Press+ service from Journalism Online to help increase donations from readers. Or at least that's the idea.

When you click on one of our pages, you'll sometimes see a Press+ message asking you to consider making a contribution to help us continue to do what we do -- publish investigative journalism in the public interest, with an eye toward prompting change.

ProPublica's use of Press+ is supported by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which also supports our other efforts to build a sustainable funding base for ProPublica.

If you want to donate to ProPublica directly -- we don't by any means insist that people use Press+ -- you can just click here. Many thanks in advance.